All the howling animals
Whose bloody calls still rake the air
With stuttered swathes of cackling rhythm,
And snapping jaws that haunt the stairs.
Birds of prey that mark the sky,
And sew the starlit sheath of night!
Whose pinion feathers swallow light,
And razor talons terrorize!

Through the darkness, through the night!
O, you thoughtless, howling host!
O, you ghost-white grieving wolves!
O, you lost and lonely souls!
Birds of prey that mark the night,
And sew the stars above my eyes,
And pointed skyward, scrape the heavens!
And razor talons terrorize!

All the howling animals
Through the darkness through the night
O you lost and lonely souls


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Le Loup (Fear Not) song meanings
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    Song Meaningfrom the liner notes:

    "these lyrics make no sense, or very little sense. the grammar is very poor. and I’m okay with that. it was supposed to be more of a stream-of-consciousness thing- a series of vaguely menacing images, all associated with the night-time and forces of nature (generally the predatory types). i wanted it as sensory as possible – not necessarily linked to coherent thought – thus, the skittery half-sentences and wordless harmonies. i was hoping for it to represent, generally speaking, a wild crush of outside aggressors, and a vague sense of anxiety about the unknown. nevertheless, i think the end came out pretty triumphant, which was what i was hoping for."
    elevatorladyon July 17, 2014   Link

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